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Beginning / Vampire Killer

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Watch me play this song and more on my Youtube channel! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKNCo4dWqJg

This was supposed to be the Halloween special, but I wasn't able to get it done in time, and I almost put it on hold but decided to just go ahead and finish it.

Since doing Bloody Tears, I've had an influx of requests for more Castlevania, namely for Vampire Killer, however my personal favorite Castlevania song is Beginning, and VK has been covered to death. Originally this was just going to be Beginning, but while recording everything, the song came up a lot shorter than I wanted (and any extensions I tried out came up a bit flat), then I realized Beginning transitioned almost seamlessly into Vampire Killer, so I decided, eh, why not?

Dwelling on the past for a moment, back in my early, early, EARLY days (earlier than the Contra thing found in my Bio), I had this really crappy synth cover of Vampire Killer. Castlevania was one of my favorite NES games when I was a kid, and I've always been a fan of the soundtrack. It just screams Malmsteem.

I've always felt Beginning was rather underappreciated having only like, a third of official remixes compared to VK. I kept telling people that requested VK that I'd rather do Beginning, and for the most part everyone said 'that's fine too!', so now here it is in all it's glory, along WITH the much requested Vampire Killer. Enjoy!

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I'm glad to hear both of these themes together in one awesome metal cover. And that weird synth that comes in around 2:10 was a nice touch. Unexpected, but nice. I love everything about this, really, from the orchestral bit to the chimes. A diverse group of instruments here, and they all jell together surprisingly well. You are a very talented person, keep doing what you're doing.

5 frkn stars
Great job LOVED IT

Very nice remix!
Also, I am so glad that I wasn't the only one that felt that Beginning transitioned into Vampire Killer so smoothly! Half the time I have one theme going through my head, it transitions into the other (and I've been thinking that a mix of the two needed to be done, also I'm surprised how few mixes of these two pieces I have found so far).
But yeah, Beginning needs a bit more love (even though I really love Vampire Killer). ;)

Anywho, I really like this mix and am glad to see someone try it. It would be cool to see both themes transition back and forth as well as merge a bit with one another more, but it works very well the way you did it here! Keep up the awesome work! :D

Heavy metal! I respect you

Power Metal and Castlevania just seem to mix oh so well

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